The Taiwanese Smartphone Application IC Market, 2Q 2014
This research report presents market size and value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese smartphone baseband, transceiver, power amplifier, application processor, GPS IC, Bluetooth IC, and Wi-Fi IC markets. The report includes baseband, transceiver, power amplifier, application processor, GPS IC, Bluetooth IC, and Wi-Fi IC market volume, value, ASP, and market share by solution provider. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with smartphone component makers. The report finds that Taiwanese smartphone application IC market volume declined 29.6% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, due largely in sluggish sales of smartphones in the same quarter. Taiwanese smartphone application IC market volume is anticipated to have declined sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, the transitional period between new and older branded smarpthones. Qualcomm continued the leadership in the Taiwanese smartphone baseband IC market with a 92.7% adoption share in the first quarter of 2014, followed by MediaTek and Intel. As for application processors, Samsung's application processors continued to be widespread used by 92.4% of smartphones produced by Taiwanese makers, followed by application processors from Qualcomm, and Nvidia.